When Value Investing Embraces Human Behavioural Patterns

In reviewing one philosophical avenue to funds management, Merlon Capital Partners CEO Neil Margolis examines the nexus of human behaviour, ESG, and value investing.

Investing in undervalued companies, or “value investing”, has staged a comeback in recent years, after struggling during the “cheap money” era between the Global Financial Crisis and the record monetary and fiscal stimulus during the Covid pandemic.

We would argue value investing based on free cash flow has performed well through several market cycles and has displayed low levels of volatility when compared to traditional classifications of value such as earnings, book value, and dividends.


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